American Association of University Women

  • American Fellowships
    Women pursuing full-time study to complete dissertations, conducting postdoctoral research full-time, or preparing research for publication for eight consecutive weeks.

       Deadline: November

  • International Fellowships
    Women pursuing full-time graduate or postdoctoral study in the United States who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents

       Deadline: December 1

American Chemical Society

       Deadlines: March 1 for  meetings between July 1 and December 31;
September 15 for 
       meetings between January 1 and June 30.

American Heart Association

American Society for Engineering Education

       Deadline: Rolling admission

       Deadline: not currently announced

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Association

Argonne National Laboratory

  • Maria Goeppert Mayer and Enrico Fermi Fellowships
    Fellows are hired as an Argonne Scholar with benefits, salary and a research stipend. Appointments may be renewed annually for up to 3 years, with the possibility of retention.

       Deadline: Call for applications expected to be issued August 2018

Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation

  • Postdoctoral Fellowship in Chemical Sciences
    Award of $180,000 for two years of salary, fringes and research support to conduct advanced research within in the core areas of fundamental chemistry
    Deadline: September
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship in Chemical Instrumentation
    Award of $180,000 for two years of salary, fringes and research support to conceptualize, develop and build instrumentation suitable to advanced research in chemistry fields. Also includes an additional one-time amount of up to $100,000.

Deadline: September

Association of Public Health Laboratories

  • APHL-CDC Bioinformatics Fellowship
    Aims to train and prepare bioinformaticians to apply their expertise within public health and design tools to aid existing public health personnel in the use of bioinformatics.
    Deadline: February


Burroughs Wellcome Fund

Pre-proposal Deadline: September

  • Postdoctoral Enrichment Program
    Provides a total of $60,000 over three years to support the career development activities for underrepresented minority postdoctoral fellows in a degree-granting institution in the U.S. or Canada whose training and professional development are guided by mentors committed to helping them advance to stellar careers in biomedical or medical research.

Center for Dark Energy Biopsphere Investigation

  • Postdoctoral Fellowships
    Stimulate the advancement of deep biosphere research through the training of a new generation of innovative scientists.

Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation

  • Damon Runyon Fellowship Award
    Encourages all theoretical and experimental research relevant to the study of cancer and the search for cancer causes, mechanisms, therapies and prevention.

       Deadlines: August, March

Dartmouth College

Department of Defense

Department of Energy

Engineering World Health

  • Summer Institutes
    Two-month service abroad program that places participants in the hospitals and clinics of low-resource countries to assist with equipment maintenance, repair and training.
    Deadlines: November, December & January

Harvard University

  • Rowland Fellows Program
    Provides early career scientists with funding for up to five years to establish an independent research program.
    Deadline: August 17, 2018
  • Environmental Fellows Program
    Recent doctorate recipients work for two years with Harvard faculty to create new knowledge while also strengthening connections across academic disciplines.
    Deadline: January

Heart Rhythm Society

Jacobs Technion-Cornell Institute

  • Runway Startup Postdoc Program
    Accepts PhDs who have graduated within the past 5 years or students nearing the end of their PhD program. Candidates are interested in the application of digital technologies in a broad sense.
    Deadline: February

James S. McDonnell Foundation

  • Postdoctoral Fellowship Awards
    Support scholarship and research directed toward the discovery and refinement of theoretical and mathematical tools contributing to the continued development of the study of complex, adaptive, nonlinear systems.

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

  • Lawrence Fellowship
    Fellowships are awarded to candidates with exceptional talent, scientific track records, and potential for significant achievements.

      Deadline: October 1


  • Lilly Innovation Fellowship Award Program
    Identify and foster exceptional post-doctoral scientists pursuing ground breaking research projects. The prestigious LIFA program pairs a post-doctoral scientist with their academic mentor and a Lilly scientist, who serves as an industry mentor, to advance an innovative research proposal developed by the fellow.
    **Internal Competition- Log in with WUSTL Key (for some users, typle “accounts” before WUSTL Key

    Internal Deadline: December


Los Alamos National Laboratory

  • Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellows
    Candidates must display extraordinary ability in scientific research, potential to impact Laboratory programs and/or ability to establish new capabilities, and show clear promise of becoming outstanding leaders.
    • Richard P. Feynman (RPF) Fellow in Theory and Computing: this fellowship recognizes individuals whose research is in theory or computing.
    • Darleane Christian Hoffman (DCH) Fellow: this fellowship recognizes, encourages, and rewards outstanding scientific and engineering contributions by women.
    • J. Robert Oppenheimer (JRO) Fellow: this fellowship recognizes individuals whose research aligns with the Laboratory’s mission.
  • Fellows
    • Harold Agnew National Security Postdoctoral Fellows: pursue cutting-edge experi­mental, theoretical, computational science, and engineer­ing research aligned with the national security mission.
    • Director’s Postdoctoral Fellows: collaborate with LANL scientists and engineers on staff-initiated research.
    • Chick Keller Postdoctoral Fellows in Space and Earth Science: pursue cutting-edge experimental, theoretical, computational, and engineering research covering one of the four Center for Space and Earth Science (CSES) Science Disciplines: Astrophysics and Cosmology, Space Science, Solid Earth Geoscience and Climate Science.
    • Nicholas C. Metropolis Postdoctoral Fellows: pursue cutting-edge research in the areas of computational and computer science, physics, and engi­neering.


  • Postdoctoral Fellowships
    Provide early-career and more senior scientists the opportunity to share in NASA’s mission, to reach for new heights and reveal the unknown so that what we do and learn will benefit all humankind.

      Deadline: November 1, 2018

National Center for Atmospheric Research

  • Postdoctoral Fellowship Program
    Conduct independent research at the National Center for Atmospheric Research. ASP fellows are part of a collaborative cohort, are mentored by leading NCAR scientists and engineers, and benefit from the breadth of science and training happening at NCAR.

National Institutes for Health (NIH)

       Deadlines: April, August, December

  • F32 Ruth L. Kirschstein Postdoctoral Individual National Research Service Award
    To provide postdoctoral research training to individuals to broaden their scientific background and extend their potential for research in specified health-related areas.
    • Deadlines: April, August, December

    • K01 Mentored Research Scientist Career Development Award
      The purpose of this program is to provide support and protected time for an intensive, supervised career development experience in the biomedical, behavioral, or clinical sciences leading to research independence. Some NIH Institutes use the K01 to enhance workforce diversity, or for individuals who propose to train in a new field, or for individuals who have had a hiatus in their research career.

          Deadlines: February, June, October

    • K99/R00 Pathway to Independence Awards
      This program is designed to facilitate a timely transition of outstanding postdoctoral researchers or clinician-scientists from mentored research positions to independent, tenure-track or equivalent faculty positions, and to provide independent NIH research support during the transition that will help these individuals launch competitive, independent research careers.
      Deadline: Varies by program
    • Emerging Leaders in Data Science Fellowship
      Rotational program providing training and hands-on-experience in applying and managing big data sets, bioinformatics strategies and tools to support projects in NIAID’s extramural and intramural divisions.
      Deadline: February

    National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

    • Professional Research Experience Program (PREP)
      Designed to provide valuable laboratory experience and financial assistance to undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate students. Fellowships are awarded to assure continued growth and progress of science and engineering in the United States.

    National Renewable Energy Laboratory

    • Research Participant Program
      Seeking qualified postdocs for temporary researcher appointments. As a postdoctoral researcher, you’ll have the opportunity to receive advanced training from a mentor and to enhance your professional skills. The appointment also would support the research independence required to pursue your chosen career path.
    • Director’s Fellowship
      The NREL Director’s Fellowship attracts the next generation of exceptionally qualified scientists and engineers with outstanding talent and credentials in renewable energy research and related disciplines.

    National Science Foundation (NSF)

    • Atmospheric and Geospace Sciences Postdoctoral Research Fellowships
      The program supports researchers for a period of up to 2 years with Fellowships that can be taken to the institution or national facility of their choice. The program is intended to recognize beginning investigators of significant potential, and provide them with experience in research that will broaden perspectives, facilitate interdisciplinary interactions and help establish them in leadership positions within the Atmospheric and Geospace Sciences community.
    • EAR Postdoctoral Fellowships (EAR-PF)
      The Division of Earth Sciences (EAR) awards Postdoctoral Fellowships to recent recipients of doctoral degrees to conduct an integrated program of independent research and professional development.  Fellowship proposals must address scientific questions within the scope of EAR disciplinary programs and must align with the overall theme for the postdoctoral program.

           Deadline: September 19, 2018

    Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education

    Oak Ridge National Laboratory

    • Eugene P. Wigner Fellowship
      Aims to attract early career scientists who have demonstrated outstanding scientific ability and research interests that align with the core capabilities of ORNL in basic science areas including chemical sciences, materials sciences, nanoscience, nuclear science, neutron scattering science, and quantum computing, and transformational energy science.
    • Alvin M. Weinberg Fellowship
      Aims to attract early career scientists who have demonstrated outstanding scientific ability and research interests that align with the core capabilities of ORNL in applied science areas. This fellowship seeks those with a demonstrated potential for technical and scientific leadership at the highest levels.
    • Liane B. Russell Fellowship
      Aims to attract early career scientists who have demonstrated outstanding scientific ability and research interests that align with the core capabilities of ORNL in the biological, environmental, and information sciences.
    • Alston S. Householder Fellowship
      Promotes innovative research in mathematics and scientific computing utilizing the world’s most powerful extreme scale computing platforms and facilitates technology transfer from mathematical research to industry and academia. The Householder Fellowship seeks applied mathematicians, statisticians, computational scientists, and related disciplines.
    • Innovation Crossroads
      Matches aspiring energy entrepreneurs with experts, mentors and networks in technology-related fields to take their world-changing ideas from R&D to the marketplace.

    Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

    • Linus Pauling Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellowship
      Pauling Fellows will be encouraged through active mentoring by internationally recognized scientists and equipped with the resources to carry out a research program of their own design. They will learn cutting-edge approaches, utilize and build state-of-science capabilities, as well as contribute to research efforts that advance scientific frontiers and solve pressing challenges for the nation.

    Resources for the Future

    • Gilbert F. White Distinguished Visiting Fellowship
      Intended for researchers in any discipline who have a doctoral degree and wish to devote a year to scholarly work in areas related to natural resources, energy, or the environment.
    • John V. Krutilla Research Stipend
      Intended for young scholars who have been awarded a doctoral degree in the past 5 years. The focus of the award is research related to environmental and resource economics.

    Sandia National Laboratories

    • Truman Fellowship
      Truman Fellows conduct independent ground-breaking research that supports Sandia’s national-security mission. Fellows choose their own research topics and benefit by having access to Sandia’s state-of-the-art facilities and collaborating with some of the nation’s best scientists and engineers.

           Deadline: November 1 of year prior to start date

    • John von Neumann Fellowship
      Opportunity to conduct innovative research in computational mathematics and scientific computing on advanced computing architectures. Von Neumann Fellows apply their research findings to a broad range of science and engineering problems of national importance.
    • Jill Hruby Fellowship
      This fellowship aims to develop women in the engineering and science fields who are interested in technical leadership careers in national security.

    Schlumberger Foundation Faculty for the Future

    Smithsonian Institution

    • Smithsonian Environmental Research Center Fellowships
      The Smithsonian Environmental Research Center offers a variety of fellowship opportunities to graduate, pre- and post-graduate students.

          Deadline: December 1 for most fellowships

    The Helen Hay Whitney Foundation

    • Research Fellowship
      To attain its ultimate goal of increasing the number of imaginative, well-trained and dedicated medical scientists, the Foundation grants financial support of sufficient duration to help further the careers of young men and women engaged in biological or medical research.

    University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR)

    United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)

    Washington University


    Whitaker Foundation

    • Whitaker International Fellows and Scholars Program
      Sends young biomedical engineers anywhere outside the U.S. or Canada for one or more of the following activities: conducting academic or scientific research in a university or laboratory; pursuing coursework at an academic institution; interning at a public policy institute or in an industrial or non-profit setting; and/or other.